Category Archives: Family Life

Who knew

Who would have ever thought Mother’s Day could be so emotional? I can remember before we had TJ feeling a little sad on Mother’s Day because we had been trying for 2 years and hadn’t become parents yet. I’ve been celebrating this holiday for 10 years as a mom, and don’t remember crying on it …

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Guessing games

Birthday parties are a guessing game with type 1 diabetes. Sometimes we guess right and sometimes not. Today we guessed wrong. We went to a birthday party at a bouncy house place and the boys played super hard! They were red faced and sweaty when it was time to eat. Which is good, it shows …

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Trying to stay alive and healthy

Normally when I’m blogging about keeping someone alive it’s about TJ and high or low blood sugars but this time, its about me. Something that started causing me worry while I was pregnant was suddenly Having high blood pressure. Every time I went to the urgent care for my sinus infection, the Dr mentioned that …

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Funeral planning and more drama

Yesterday was such a crazy and emotional day. We started out meeting with the funeral home and then the cemetery to arrange for Peters burial and headstone. We planned his funeral for Wednesday afternoon, that was emotional enough for one day. After we were done we stopped by my parents house to pick up G …

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Compartmentalizing

I was at a regular checkup, expecting to find out what the midwife thought about my high blood pressure, hear my baby’s heartbeat, and then go visit my parents. But it wasn’t a regular checkup. We talked about my blood pressure, and some tests she wanted me to do. Then she used her little machine …

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Childhood Rights and Responsibilities

I’ve been trying to teach my boys responsibilities for the last few years. I have assigned them chores and tried to get them to do their morning and evening routines independently and they’ve had increasing workloads of school work. But I’ve failed. While G has done ok with all of this (so far-he always has …

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6 Years Strong

We were going to go to the zoo, on April 3rd, a Tuesday, during my spring break. After we took TJ to the Dr expecting to be told we were over worried (crazy parents), we were going to go to the zoo. Six years later on Tuesday, April 3rd, during my spring break we went …

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Easter Eggs 2018

It’s the day before Easter! And in the Ortiz house that means…cleaning! (The Easter bunny doesn’t deliver to a dirty house) and egg dying! I finally have a fool proof way to cook hard boiled eggs! Last year (or was it the year before?) I tried baking the eggs in muffin tins, and found out …

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Staycation

Really it was just Tony that got almost a full week off, I still took some sub jobs. But we did have a couple of fun days off together and took advantage of them to do more than just sit around the house being lazy. We took the boys bowling for the first time. And …

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Paranoid Dmom

Our summer has been full of fun and a little worry.We've been walking our local trail almost every day. And we've tried out a trail that is a little more like a hike.It has small hills And precarious cliffs.We've been enjoying our mornings together!We have had a few worried moments about G though. He keeps …

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